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Veterinary Community Survey (Non-Members)


The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) is seeking participants in the National Credential Initiative survey. 

The goal of NAVTA's National Credential Initiative is to standardize the credential for our profession in terms of credentialing requirements, title, and scope of practice throughout the nation to unite the profession of veterinary technology. In the current state, veterinary technician titles can be CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT and have varying standards to meet throughout the nation depending on the state of credentialing. This leads to confusion of the profession's identity and value within the veterinary field and with the public. 

Whether the title of the profession to be promoted should be "Veterinary Technician" or "Veterinary Nurse" is one of the several aspects of the initiative NAVTA is working diligently on and would like the opinions of all types of veterinary professionals. NAVTA has been having productive discussions with national human nursing regulatory and advocacy groups with signs of support rather than opposition. 

56% of veterinary technicians changing jobs within the first 5 years of employment and half of them leaving veterinary medicine altogether. With a key reason for leaving being the lack of respect and recognition in their role, the issue weighs heavily on the profession's future.

It is important for all veterinary professionals to be a part of this change and help shape the future of veterinary medicine by participating in the discussions with veterinary technicians.

Thank you for your participation in the survey. 


General Information

State Association Update Web Conference Recordings


Part Topics Covered
Part 1

Introduction, The Current State of Veterinary Technology,

Goals of the Initiative, The National Credential Task Force, Projected Timeline, and Information Gathering

Part 2

Input from Veterinary Technician Leaders, Title Protection

(Trademarking and Nurse Title Protection), Veterinary Model Practice Act,

and Demographic Survey Results

Part 3 What Do Nurses Think?
Part 4 What Do We (the Veterinary Technicians) Think?
Part 5 Implementation Plan and Next Steps
Part 6a Audience questions from session 1
Part 6b Audience questions from session 2


Other Relevant Information


Survey: National Credentialing Survey for non-NAVTA Members



Note: Tap into NAVTA's energy! You are invited to join NAVTA, provide your voice as a member on the Member Survey and follow the conversation as it unfolds. Be a part of the process!

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